Seed Swap at the December Eco Forum with a seed saving expert on hand. This free program begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the UU Fellowship Hall, 89 Sierra Drive, Franklin. All are welcome to bring a covered dish to share at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Donn or Sandi Erickson 524-3691.
First Baptist Church Free Community Lunch will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at 69 Iotla St. in Franklin. For more information call (828)369-9559.
Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum will be open for Winter Wonderland on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., with light refreshments.
Gem Country Republican Women's Club Christmas Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at The Inn on Wayah Road. The guest speaker is Zan Bunn, president of the N.C. Federation of Republican Women. New officers will be installed. All members and prospective members are urged to attend. For info, call Kathy at (828)524-5251.
Play Mah Jongg at the Macon County Library every Tuesday. They will not meet on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. Newcomers are welcome to come and learn to play. For more information, call (828)524-6130.
Pisgah Promenaders Christmas Square Dance will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m., Old Armory Rec. Center, 44 Boundary Street, Waynesville. Plus and mainstream dancing with caller Ken Perkins. For additional information, call (828)586-8416 or (828)452-1971.
High Mountain Squares Toys for the Tots Dance will be held on Sunday Dec. 8, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Macon County Community Building in Franklin. Admission is one new unwrapped toy. Everyone is welcome. The Marines will be by to collect the toys. Jim Duncan from Otto will be the caller. Western-style square dancing, main stream and plus levels. For information, call (828)371-4946, (828)342-1560, (828)332-0001 or www.highmountainsquare.org
Caregiver Support Group will meet on Tuesday Dec. 10, 3 p.m., at Macon County Senior Services. The group offers support, education and community resources for caregivers. Free respite is available for loved ones during the meeting.
Affordable Care Act Workshop will be held on Saturday, Dec.. 7, 10 to 11 a.m., in the Meeting Room at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin, led by Cynthia Solesbee, Certified Health Care Navigator for Macon County. The presentation will include a basic overview of the Affordable Care Act and discuss the programs available to consumers. Other topics will include Consumer Protection and Privacy, Exemptions, Cost Savings and Tax Credits, and Enrollment Materials, Dates and Deadlines. Solesbee will also be able to make individual appointments with the public to help lead them through the sign-up process. Registration is not required. For more information call the Macon County Public Library at (828)524-3600.
Love Lights a Tree Ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. on Town Square. Love Lights A Tree personalized ornaments are being sold for $10 each. All proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Franklin. Snowflake, Christmas tree or stocking ornaments can be personalized with a name and date in honor or memory of your loved one. Contact Shauna Maxson in Outpatient Medicine at Angel Medical Center or a Relay for Life committee member to purchase an ornament.
Free Crochet Classes will be held on Thursdays in the basement of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. Call for directions and more information, (828)369-5229.
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